Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Happy Accidents

Hey guys? I got myself a job. Purely by accident. That's right, that's how amazing I really am.
As I mentioned in my 10 things about me post, I am currently an English literature major. One of my profs happens to be head of the schools writing centre, and, because of my awesomeness, she offered me a job as an English tutor.

I am super excited, but also nervous. I am confident in my writing skills, but its my people skills that I worry about. I'm usually really good with dealing with people when I am at a work environment, but, I don't know. It has been a long time since I've had a "real" job. I'm not even entirely sure this counts as a "real" job. Yes? Likely?

Anyways, for those of you at home keeping score, that means that I:
-am a full time student
-work part time
-write one webcomic
-write and draw one webcomic
-am writing a third webcomic
-am fucking awesome.

That's right. I am amazing.

Thursday, 13 September 2012


Things have been just that lately-really blah. It's that time when I need to remember all the things I learned last year-before my vacation to Korea, and catch up on reading so i can stay ahead. And not fuck up all my labs.

And it seems that I have a lot of things to do, and have been neglecting all the fun things. But I haven;t. My comic has been updated regularly; I've been seeing friends; reading comics; spending time with my husband...I dunno.

I don't want to say I'm in a rut, because I'm not, but it almost feels like it. I think its more that I need to get used to doing real school again. It's only the second week of classes, and I haven't quite gotten into the groove of things yet.

There are some cool things coming up though!

Lead Led Love-the comic I write, that husband draws, is updating regularly! It's even going to get out of the gore, and into more dialogue soon! Favourite it to stay posted on updates!

We are headed to VCON at the end of the month. Going to see some panels, and maybe get some tips on writing more sci-fi, so i can finally finish one of my OTHER comics (god, I know, right?). Also, to participate in general geekiness.

We will be hitting up Anime Evolution in November, withOUT a table, but we may have some stuff to add to the free table, for promotional reasons.

That may be it? Maybe not?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

And it begins again

School has started up again. I would say that I'm sad about this, but I'm not. I enjoy school, and learning, and all that. Weird, right?

It IS weird, in a way. This is the first time in, basically, a year that I have to do real classes. That stuff in Korea hardly counted. I mean, I spent most of those classes talking to my friends, or texting. This semester, that simply isn't possible. I got some pretty heavy courses, but they all seem like a lot of fun.
So far, at least. I haven't had my French class yet, and, I am TERRIBLE at French, so that might not go well. It just means that I'll have to work damn hard.
And find friends who I can practice French with. Which may be harder than it should be.

Monday, 3 September 2012

10 things you likely didn't know about me!

For those who want to know more about me! Friends, or otherwise, will likely find something here that they didn't know. And it you don't want to read it all (TLDR-I get it) just read the points in BOLD.

1. I am extremely introverted
        I mean, like woah. I can spend time with my friends, but, even with my best friends, when I spend too much time around people, I need an alone break. Sometimes, it gets bad, and I need to spend days alone. I've got enough of a handle on it that I can do a few days, but, it takes its tole on me.
People exhaust me.
The inside of my head is my favourite place to be.

2. I am a militant vegetarian
        While I AM allergic to meat (seriously, actually tested), I wouldn't eat it anyways. I think its gross; bad for the environment; inhumane; and just unnecessary. And people who eat meat, but refuse to be told-or reminded-of what they are eating make me sick. If you can't accept the fact that you are eating a dead animals carcass, then you don't deserve that life that has been given to you for food.

3. I am an environmentalist
        I am huge on the environment. I'm pretty sure that since humanity fucked everything up, its our responsibility to fix it. Global warming? Fact. Wide spread pollution? Fact. Lower air quality on a global scale? Fact. Sushi eating dickbags eating the entire ocean dry of life? Fact. People are doing this, and its about goddamn time people took responsibility.

4. I am currently in college-but I already have a diploma
        I am in school for both English, as my Associates, and Earth and Ocean science (or Physical earth science). But this is not my first stint in post secondary education. Nor is it my second. Way back when I finished high school-a complete failure, barely passed, not even college worthy-I tried to sneak into university be doing Distance classed at the University of Guelph. Now, that didn't work out, for a lot of reasons (but not my grades, surprisingly) and I jumped ship. I worked for a while, and then went to the Ottawa Academy of Beauty for advanced aesthetics and cosmetology. I graduated with honors, and did that for a while. Which didn't work out because of 1.

5. I kinda want to save the world-an by world, I mean just that. The planet. Not the people.
        This related back to 3. People are dicks. There is only 1 earth, and things are finite. If I could, I'd wipe out over half the population-preferably the stupid half-and then live in a global, sustainable manner, with no over population, no useless killing/poaching/etc, and all that. I want to sorta save the oceans, and all those animals that humans have caused to be endangered.

6. I have an almost psychotic hatred of kids and people who sing in public
        Kids? I fucking hate kids. No, I will NOT change my mind. I'm 28 years old, so fuck you and your fucking biological clock bullshit. Not gonna happen. Singing in public? You can actually thank Korea for that one. There was this one annoying little shit that would sing EVERYWHERE, and i sorta wanted to murder the little shit.

7. I am exercise-aholic.
        Does this need explanation? When I was younger, I hated working out. I was lazy, and liked drugs, I was an outcast, and sorta hated all the jocks in the world. Now? I work out with the best of them. I lift weights, I run, I do yoga, I like martial arts-all of it. I am at the gym usually 4-6 days a week. I don't generally talk about it since I believe that I can be, and do whatever I want without having to tell the whole world.

8. I almost married a woman once. But she said no. And that's all you need to know about that.

9. I have this thing where I have low self esteem, but I still think I'm better than everyone else.
        And this has been proven. Both parts. I've won awards for my writing, and my art. I've participated in some awesome community projects, I don't litter, and I'm pretty honest. So I'm awesome. But I have this crippling low self esteem thing where I feel like I could be more awesome.
Or something.

10. I collect books and teddy bears.
        I used to read like it was going out of style-which it was. I don't AS much, which I would like to change, but I have been busy. And all my reading lately has been for school. Teddy bears? Man, I love them. I have so many, its almost embarrassing.

11. I came into my 'geekdom' late in life. Not because I didn;t enjoy geeky things, but because I thought it was shameful to be into video games, books, anime, and comics when I was a teenager. I blame my friends, and the crowd that I ran with ie. the drug kids
But, now that that is over! I love comics, and anime, and geek stuff, and movies, and fantasy, and sci fi, and cute things, and video games, and, chances are, I can beat your ass at Mario kart.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Grouse Mountain

AKA-the Grouse grind.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I went to grouse mountain, and did that whole hiking thing. It sounds like it's pretty easy, right? Hike up a mountain. I did it in Korea before, and it was alright. I am in much better shape than I was in Korea (a big thanks to the sheer amount of food I can eat in Canada) so it shouldn't be a big deal.

And, well, it wasn't. Except for the fact that I was hungover as hell, and had to force myself not to puke the entire way up. The actual climbing was not a big deal-the desire to puke? Not so awesome.

The Grouse grind stats! (taken from their website right here)

Trail FactsLength: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)
Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
Total Stairs: 2,830 

It's a pretty standard mountain, and was super pretty to walk up. I wish I had dressed better in comfy shorts and a tank top, but whatever. The top of the mountain is pretty cold, because of the elevation and the clouds that we were in.

The other really cool thing about Grouse is that there is a lot to do once you get up there. There is a lumberjack show (that I missed), super yummy beaver tails, some bears, and a bird show. I know there is more, but I can't remember at the moment.

That's right, BEARS!!!!

It's a pretty cool place, and I can't wait to do the grind without a hangover!